This was going to happen sooner or later, but it looks like July might be this year’s weakest month as far as horror releases go. Made up entirely of unknown indie films and a major theatrical release that has received little to no hype thus far, July really isn’t looking too good for horror. But while it’s undoubtedly a weak lineup, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these films turns out to be a hit—before we get started with all of that, however, here’s what I watched in June:
Prevenge (review): Despite its interesting concept, Prevenge lacks meaningful characters and any real sense of direction—bloody and aimless.
Personal Shopper (review): Stewart shines in this poignant ghost story with traditional roots as it dissects the afterlife and what it means to move on amidst a terrible loss.
Awakening the Zodiac (VOD)
Director: Jonathan Wright
Cast: Shane West, Leslie Bibb, Matt Craven
The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels.
The Evil In Us (VOD)
Director: Jason William Lee
Cast: Debs Howard, Danny Zaporozan, Behtash Fazlali
While on a fourth of July holiday, six best friends fall victim to the insidious plan of a mysterious organization when they are unknowingly transformed into bloodthirsty cannibals.
Wish Upon (Theaters)
Director: John R. Leonetti
Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Elisabeth Röhm
A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.
Lake Alice (VOD)
Director: Ben Milliken
Cast: Brando Eaton, Michael Shamus Wiles, Peter O’Brien
The family Thomas goes out to their cabin in the woods to celebrate Christimas together with their daughter and her boyfriend. But their first x-mas together may be their last.
Killing Ground (Theaters & VOD)
Director: Damien Power
Cast: Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen, Harriet Dyer
A couples camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.
Awaken the Shadowman (VOD)
Director: J.S. Wilson
Cast: James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, Jean Smart
After the mysterious disappearance of their mother, estranged brothers reunite and discover an unknown supernatural force.
It Stains the Sands Red (VOD)
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir
In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.